BY 2021, rural towns lining the Bruce Highway in central Queensland will look nothing like they do now.
Quiet plains home to fourth generation farmers and thousands of head of livestock will be cleared and transformed into military battlegrounds where tanks roam rather than cattle.
Thousands — estimates suggest as many as 14,000 — foreign troops will drive armoured vehicles, fly helicopters and jet aircraft and fire live rounds. It won’t be suitable for civilians. Continue reading »
Qantas tops the list of more than 1,900 companies, while revenue from the petroleum resource rent tax plummets
More than 35% of the largest public companies and multinational entities paid no tax in Australia in the most recent financial year on record, according to the second transparency report published by the Australian Taxation Office.
Qantas Airways, for the second year in a row, was the company with the highest total income to have paid no tax, followed by Origin Energy, Lend Lease and ExxonMobil Australia. Continue reading »